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. >> this weweek on "inside washinon," the second presidential debate. >> governor romney does not have a five. plan bso one point plan. >> the fight for the women's vote. >> governor romney feels comfortable having pololiticians in washingtoton deciding health- re choices for women. >> every woman should have access to contraceptives, and the president's s statement of my policy is completely wrong. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in nghazi an act of terror. >> get the transcript. >> he did, in fact -- >> a few laughs at the al smith in are in new york. >> i fee really arrested after the night-long nap in the first debate. >> so lilittleime, so much to redistribute. captioned by the national captioning instite --www.ncicap.org-- >> this is a close race. at weeeek's end, a national gallup poll gave mitt romney s largest lead so far, and the president was looking good in the battttleground states of iowa and wconsin. this on the heels of the second presidential debate. the president showed up for this on and the result was a lively exchange. >> have electeted your pens
. >> this s week on "inside washington the end game. the last debate. >> nothing to governor romney just said is true. >> attacking me is not talking about how we deal witthe challenges in that mit uniteded states. >> the return of the abortion debate. >>>> eve when life begins in that horrible situation of rape, it is something that god intended to happen. >> the colin powell endorsement. >> i was proud and held to learn that we have his endorsement in the campaign. >> you have to wonder if that is based on issues or if he has aa slightly different reasoson for preferring preside obama. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> believe it or not, at the election is less than two weeks away and both candidates are running as if there is no tomorrow. . >> this is the first drop on our 48-hour flight around campaign marathon extvaganza. we are going to pull an all- nighter. sleep. >> no question about it, we're seeing morore and more enthusiasm, more and more support. >> the economy grew at an annual rate of 2%. not gre, but better than expected. the final gdp report
not be tighter, president obama and republican challenger mitt romney squared off in florida this evening in the last presidential debate. our guides to what you need to know. >>> she moderated the vice presidential debate. he advised george w. bush before he took the stage. martha raddatz and matt dowd tell us who they think had the upper hand in a "nightline" report card. >>> and i'm getting to know you. from coors light drinkers to hbo watchers, how presidential campaigns are user hyper personalized information about what you like to do, buy and watch to try and win your vote. >>> good evening, i'm terry moran. tonight, the highly anticipated final round as president barack obama, republican challenger mitt romney took the stage to go head to head in the last presidential debate. this is a crucial night, and it could tip the scales in a side-by-side comparison, 15 days left until the election and millions of early ballots already being cast so here's how it all happened in florida tonight. the two men who would be president squared off for the last time in the homestretch of a race tha
race. the big questions now -- can obama's swing state firewall stand up to romney's momentum? how will hurricane sandy shake up the campaign? and with just nine days to go, could a final october surprise send this election into overtime? questions for our headliners. top obama adviser stephanie cutter and house speaker newt gingrich for romney. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our roundtable. george will, austan goolsbee, nicolle wallace, gwen ifill and andrew sullivan. >>> hello again. with just nine days to go, the october surprise is here. hurricane sandy, threatening a massive stretch of the u.s. from virginia to new england. all of the way to the great lakes. it's already caused both candidates to scramble their schedules. it will complicate both candidates' efforts to get their voters to the polls. we'll get into that, plus our latest abc news/washington post poll in just a moment. but, let's begin with sam champion from lower manhattan. he's following the track of sandy right now. good morning, sam. >> good morning, george. let me show you first, the satellite picture, w
>> live and in ht, this is abc 7 news washington weekly. >> mitt romney is in florida. that is where the debate will be held. the moderator is a cbs anchor and the focus will be foreign policy. you can catch every minute of the debate right here on abc 7 starting tomorrow night at 9:00 p.m. the libya issue will be one of the key topics in the debate. tell us if you have learned anything new from the president and mitt romney about that. >> i do not think we will learn anything new in terms of intelligence. we will see them face off again. last time they went at it, mitt romney came up the loser. >> the one thing about this whole situation is, at least with libya, its sole -- still seems the president does not have a full answer when it comes to the timeline and exactly what took place there. do we expect any kind of clarification to bar? some people are saying he should address the nation. do we expect any more clarification on the timeline? >> there is a problem in the community with the information they are getting. it took 14 days between the attacks and when the pr
years! >> when i become president -- >> after that ferocious second debate. >> not true, governor romney. not true. governor, you're the last person to get tough on china. >> the race is close, combative and completely up for grabs. >>> and now as the candidates make closing arguments, their biggest guns out in force. our big questions. did obama's comeback debate put him back in this race? can romtney knock him back down in tomorrow's face-off? >> what will be the final twist that determines this race? our headliners. chicago mayor and former white house chief of staff, rahm emanuel. and top romney ally, senator marco rubio of florida. >>> plus, insight and analysis from our powerhouse roundtable. with matthew dowd, ralph reed, van jones, debbie wasserman schultz and greta van susteren of fox news. >>> and we say farewell to governor mcgovern. >>> hello again. early this morning, we learned that george mcgovern, the first senator to oppose the vietnam war, democratic nominee for president in 1972, has passed away at the age of 90. we'll remember him later in the show. >>> but we begin w
head to the polls. president barack obama former massachusetts governor mitt romney. the two talked tough about each other predominantly over foreign affairs. this debate was particularly important consider the recent attacks overseas including the bombing that includes u.s. ambassador. abc 7 is with complete coverage. scott david is live to break down the issues. >> of all the debates, there was perhaps the president's will house. governor romney was effective in trying to play down characteristickizations that he would be a war hog. perhaps a bit passive at times. but still plenty of barbs between these two. there were no finger pointing this time. but the tension and distaste for each other took only minutes to surface. >> i have to tell you that, your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map. >> my strategy is pretty straightforward. >> the president aiming far win was aggressive, pushing romney for more clarity on plans for a stable afghanistan and iraq. mitt romney insided national security depends on a good economy. >> for us to promote those principles
brianne carter. >> it is back to battling it out in the battleground states for obama and mitt romney left untilwo weeks votes. the president urged everyone to polls, in florida. i need you to vote, because you've got a very big choice to make. between twot candidates or two parties. choice between two very different visions for this country that we love. >> romney went through a stop in nevada and then an event tonight in colorado. final debate last night, candidates had several including libya and s and foundlitary cut ground on some policies. it is clear governor romney is not ready to be the commander-in-chief. >> i disagree. i think this is a fantastic debate. won,nk governor romney americans for the third time now got to see a man ready e a. great theach side is hoping sway small pool of undecided voters. >> i think it does make a people, infor some terms of understanding which support, on how themselves. money makes aaign difference. >> the president has a one point in an abc news poll. a very small margin. anything can happen. at 7:00 special news battlegroundore on virginia. >> mi
mitt romney's ads say. we know what he'll do. anpresident obama: i'm barack romneyobama and... i approve this message. >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 "news at noon," on your side. s backne of route 1 i in howard county after a terrible morning crash. >> it claimed the life of three co- workers. snarled all morning at bwi marshall airport. >> this graphic image shows the this deadlyng accident, with a mangled mass of metal. the chevy ended up pinned under the tractor-trailer. >> a tractor-trailer takes some turn and everybody's in a hurry. >> the bodies were excavated from the car. three men traveling in the vehicle died at the scene. devastating accident that for hours near route 100. >> they really need to do a speed control. 50 miles an hour is a little much. the preliminary investigation indicates the chevy was traveling at a high rate of 1.ed northbound on u.s. the truck driver attempted to into theft turn as the parking lot k the side ofstruc the trailer. people heard a massive explosion. gonna.e people are -- gone. >> the driver of the tractor-trailer is shaken up. >> the
between the first lady and ann romney? there was no debate. but try telling these folks. >> who do you think won the debate last night between ann romney and michelle obama? >> you won't believe their answers. >>> good evening on this sunday night from boca raton, florida, on the eve of the crucial third and final debate. tonight, a new poll showing just how pivotal this final debate will be. gts stephanopoulos standing by here in a moment, but first, the breaking news tonight from wisconsin. the shootings this sunday that left three people dead and four more injured. this is the scene tonight, outside a suburban spa near a crowded shoming mall. police flooding the area, putting the mall on lockdown. searching for the gunman all day. and tonight, the ap is now reporting the gunman was found dead inside the spa. abc's alex perez is on the scene tonight in brookfield, wisconsin. >> reporter: what started out like any other quiet sunday morning in suburban milwaukee, within minutes, turned deadly. 11:00 a.m., the azana spa had just opened for the day. customers already filing in, when a m
obama, governor romney, already backstage at this moment. there are about 300 people in the audience there in boca raton, millions more watching from home and, george, every debate has changed the race. >> no question about it. round one, a big win f for governor romney. president obama, scored a more narrow victory last week and tonight our abc/"the washington post" poll, what happens tonight will set the stage. >> we want to take a look because in the audience already, mrs. romney, mrs. obama. both of whom said they get more nervous than the candidates at these debates. >> a lot of pressure also on tonight's moderator, bob schieffer of cbs news. the third time he's moderated a presidential debate. the focus on foreign affairs from lynn university in boca raton, florida. >> good evening from the campus of lynn university here in boca raton, florida. this is the fourth and last debate of the 2012 campaign brought to you by the commission on presidential debates. this one is on foreign policy. i'm bob schieffer of cbs news. the questions are mine, and i have not shared them with the c
dent in the race. that's because, mitt romney had some ground to gain. he did it by showing voters that he was presidential. and he could fit that role. you know the abc news/"washington post" poll that came out yesterday found that 37% of americans have a better opinion of mitt romney after those first two debates. i don't think there was anything last night you could say is going to change things. president obama came in favored on foreign policy. mitt romney didn't do much to shake that up. of course, 14 days to go. they will fry to see if they've can get any momentum out of it if they can. >> yes, indeed. >> thank you, karen for the report. appreciate it. >>> we are also following breaking news overnight in the search for a missing new jersey girl. officials believe they have found the body of 12-year-old autumn pasqual inside a recycling container not far from where she disappeared. the middle school student last seen saturday afternoon riding to a friend's house. her family reported her missing when she did not return by curfew. >>> lance armstrong's tour de france champions
until the election. impacting the trail.n today's rallyor mitt romney and vice president joe biden for the weekend were canceled. john mccain was campaigning in formmonwealth of virginia mitt romney. was there and joins us from the newsroom. senator mccain was comparing the campaign to his own ago?years right.lutely first, the cancellations. a big rally also scheduled for president with bill clinton monday in prince william county air. in the governor mcdonnell says worst- scenario, he can postpone day, although that is not likely. another twist in an already unpredictable race. slip on theional understandable, but the of the path sat down of controlled tv interviews. t is now the biggest concern. while joe biden stumped in wisconsin and continue to mock make romney -- out there is a lot of qualified women. >> he perhaps optimistically the movie iowa to soundtrack for air force one and ,ave an economic speech critical of the sluggish page out ofking a playbook. >> we need real change, big change. come.ime has sides concede at this wate there are very fe forcided, they are looking e
. mccain knows it too well. romney cannot just play defense. the best defense is a good offense. e tone will be much polite. both of them got feedback that american people did not like it. rick santorum stomped on his behalf today. >> are enemy's fear us and allies us less and our trust us less. >> the present will claim the end ofccesses in iraq war and the killing of bin laden. these are important events. it helps to understand exactly of these candidate has dawned. that is why the president is to tonight.ard >> democrats say advantage obama this new ad today. >> the clear choice, president obama into the iraq war. leftromney would have there.troops >> the tagline on that ad is, fighting over there and start rebuilding here. it is about the economy. this is about foreign-policy. the economy is still the number- one issue. the'll be able to watch abc 7, coverage begins at 9:00. you can tell us what you think debate with the instant reaction feature of our website. wjla.com/react with your computer or compatible smart phone and give us your opinion. the running mates are out there on th
,new poll shows they indicating mitt romney, down not y a double digits, with womenead even voters. and it is astonishing. don't you want to be equal? >> volunteers canvassed the hoping they can get to the polls. it is the president stressed the way to ensure his supporters they will get what d need.nt an >> you want to know that whoever the oval office is going to fight for you. richmond, theft chicago. took off for saw him vote.e this is the first time in u.s. history that a sitting president took part in early voting, something he has been promoting heavily. said they don't remotely believe the new poll numbers that show he and mitt are now even among women voters. maureen? >> the president received two endorsements today. colin secretary of state powell said he is backing the did four years ago and was supposed has also endorsed mr. obama. romney will be back in sunday. about ohio. all he has to more events as part of his day long, four-city tour. romney said there is a difference between his path to the future and the presidents. campaign brought a record $111 million the firs
look like this. the romney campaign wrestles tonight on the line for women. >>> proof of heaven? a scientist who says he has proof that he's been to heaven. >>> and the mystery monkey tonight. the furry fugitive spotted in backyards. sneaking around the can corner. what did he do that finally gave him away? >>> good evening. as we come on the air, all eyes are on hurricane sandy bearing down on jamaica right now and forcing florida to study the radar. a storm watch already in place. electrical companies on the east coast are taking prekauxs and millions of parents will wonder if this means a blustery halloween. what are the chances that this storm will hit the east coast? sam champion tracking it for us tonight. >> reporter: hurricane sandy is pounding jamaica tonight with punishing 80-mile-an-hour winds and heavy rain. residents and tourists are hunkering down. after jamaica, the 18th named storm of the season will cut across cuba and the bahamas before expanding in size as it blows towards the south florida coast friday morning. tonight, there are already tropical storm watche
county this afternoon where skies are blue but a debate storm is brewing. mitt romney seems to have some momentum, but our poll underscores a problem for him. one of the reasons this race remains so tight -- a majority of voters continues toty a president romney would favor the wealthy rather than the middle class. >> what he's selling is not a five-point plan. it's really just a one-point plan. folks at the top get to play with a different set of rules than you do. >> reporter: by contrast, 66% of voters think the president has done more to favor the middle class over the wealthy, and a majority says he better understands the economic problems people in this country are having. though some good news for romney. overall, he has a slight numerical edge in who voters trust to handle the economy. >> we cannot endure four more years, that's why we'll replace him in 18 days. >> reporter: the president also highlights the largest gender gap we've seen in this election. the president has a 14-point lead among women. >> when it comes to issues critical to women, governor romney wants to take us
is at camp david, and mitt romney is in florida. richard, even with the two debates down, there are still people who have not decided who they will vote for. >> a lot of undecided votes out there. one poll put this race a dead heat -- 47% for each candidate. many folks at the white house say they will be watching that debate. emma i am and decided, actually. >> i've made my decision. >> is it is here, like the rest of the country, are split. >> president obama. >> i will vote for mitt romney. >> this topic -- foreign policy. >> spoiler alert -- we got bin laden. >> mitt romney bashing the administration for its missile response to the attack in libya what he called a failed approach to the region. >> this calls into question the president's policy in the middle east. >> -- a leading policy will be big monday night. >> the challenge for president obama will be defining the middle east strategy going forward. -- articulating policy will be big monday night. >> for mitt romney the big challenge is how you drill down into specific policies. >> meanwhile it is under preparation time for both c
the presidential g with an unusual scene. [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i edoked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contreption at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an optn in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. of molotov incidents cocktail of lightly. another one involves someone being set on fire early sunday morning. police have to go to calvert county. exploded incktail someone's yard. was hurt.se, nobody thursday, police arrested a who threw a firebomb into the ballston, the mall. t case, it did not explode. nobody was hurt in that incident. be said forld not attack in long beach, , where one man has been beingally injured after set on fire. we have to warn you, some of video is graphic. the 59-year-old man is suddenly bottle and the whole thing
by accident. up and here isng security system by accident. up [ minto ] you know, those ads saying mitt romney would ban all abortions and contraception seemed a bit extreme. so i looked into it. turns out, romney doesn't oppose contraception at all. in fact, he thinks abortion should be an option in cases of rape, incest, or to save a mother's life. this issue's important to me, but i'm more concerned about the debt our children will be left with. i voted for president obama last time, but we just can't afford four more years. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. the man on a jet ski was able breach the kennedy airport security system. he became stranded in jamaica in august when his jet so he swam to e airport and climbed a barbwire fence, crossed two runways and eventually rock -- walked right into a secure terminal. i figured i was gonna be on camera and somebody would up and maybe a helicopter or police car would come. nothing happened. i had to walk up to a cargo area. in the end, he was arrested charged with felony trespassing. it has been reduced to a misdemeanor. the
families, and keep america strong. but mitt romney's budget plan will hurt the middle class, raising taxes on the average family by up to $2,000, while giving a tax break of $250,000 to multimillionaires. doesn't mitt romney understand we can't rebuild amera by tearing down the middle class. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this s advertising. welcome back to battleground virginia. nation'ss ago, the young voters were swept up in a aboutwave of excitement election.ential >> but recent polls have indicated that there has been a enthusiasm cap in that .ge group this time around the discuss the reasons for that. as we know, the excitement voters four years ago had to do with the aboutility the nation was make history electing its first african-american president. year, they are not quite as eager. >> president obama spent an on virginia time college campuses, and it is not because he is angling for an honorary degree. it is because although great numbers of young people turned out for him in 2008, this year, according to depue research center, young people are less inte
'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> this is "world news." tonight, warp speed, the presidential campaign goes into overdrive. >> are you fired up? >> this is a comeback team. >> we bring you a brand-new poll and show you what governor romney did today and tell you where the president is now sleeping at night. >>> stocks plummet today, the biggest drop since june. why experts say brace yourself for a roller coaster few weeks. >>> energy drink. in the spotlight tonight, the death of this young woman raising questions. should some people never drink a lot of caffeine? >>> and wonder girl. what brand-new thing this child prodigy did that has even grown-ups going wild. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, the last debate is over, and 59 million of us watched. now the campaign is headed to your doorstep. president obama and governor mitt romney powering across the country. obama will travel to seven. romney, to five. and this razor thin race got even closer. every night we'll bring you a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll and tonight the candidates a
that the investigations are meant to bring out. mitt romney dealt with is some problem on the campaign trail. a senate candidate made some controversial remarks about abortion. the knows what is going to happen? -- who knows what is going to happen? >> the comments made by republican senate candidate came as the latest poll numbers show how close this race remains. mitt romney with a slight lead, but very slight. neither candidate once distractions in these final days. barack obama and mitt romney are both trying to be the clock. >> we will pull an all-nighter. no sleep. we're going to colorado and then to nevada and then to florida virginia, ohio. >> air force one does have a presidential bedroom. neither man will get much sleep. mitt romney went from colorado to nevada and then heads to iowa, ohio, florida, and virginia. >> he is out of ideas and out of excuses and in november, you will put him out of office. >> this comment in the debate last night by the indiana senate republican candidate richard murdock. >> it is something that god intended to happen. >> democrats pounced. >> i am supporting ric
romney is racking up road miles of his own crisscrossing through nevada, iowa and ohio. romney is focused on one of his familiar campaign themes, the economy. he is urging potential voters to kid their personal circumstances, saying, he's the one who can get things "cooking again." >>> i believe this is a defining election. defining for the nation, but also defining for your family. and i say that because, it will make a difference this election will. a difference for the nation, a difference for the families of america. and a difference for your own family. >> today, romney will spend the entire day on the stump in the pivotal battleground states of ohio. drumming up support there. if he does take ohio, takes the election, he'll become the first republican challenger to didn't election without winning ohio. >> obama still up by five points in ohio, encouraging to the campaign. still so tight in so many states. a nail biter of an election everyone knows that. the way it is looking, romney is doing very well among white men. the president is doing very well among women and hispanics. that'
also have fewer horses and bayonets. >> the president and mitt romney, both sure and steady in their final faceoff. the race, closer than ever. we're live in florida. >>> breaking overnight. just hours after a tearful vigil, the search for a missing new jersey girl ends. the discovery everyone ends. >>> a shutout and a soaker. the world series match-up is set, sealed during a pouring rain after one incredible comeback. >>> and brainy beluga. the white whale that taught himself to sound like a person. >>> good morning. i'm sunny hostin. paula faris is on assignment. >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. we begin this tuesday with the third and final presidential debate. a florida faceoff that had the candidates sparring over foreign policy issues. >> both of them hit the campaign trail in swing states with two weeks to go. brandi hitt is in boca raton. good morning, brandi. >> this is the final round in a very close race. for most of the night, it appeared president obama appeared to be on offense, as both candidates made their final pitches to the american people. pres
that mitt romney is. is amount is supporting him. governor romney has said that senator'ses with the views. >> i am fired up right now. >> the race is tight. romney is leading president obama by one percentage point in an abc poll. without romney up or down, the is even closer, the by adates separated fraction of a point. schedules are' not slowing down. two states today for romney and obama. tahman bradley , abc news. >> donald trump says he will make a aboutnouncement today president obama. has been critical of the president and says the announcement could impact the presidential race. the announcement is expected at noon. he says he will make the announcement on facebook and twitter. 9.:0 >> see how residence president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitttt romney calld forty-seven percent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what aboutis plan for you? romney would replace guarantd benefits with a voucher system seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. yore n
morning, america. final faceoff. president obama and governor romney go head-to-head on foreign policy. a tough and tense debate. the president on offense. >> whether it's afghanistan, whether it's iraq, whether it's now iran, you've been all over the map. >> attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not talking about how we're going to deal with the challenges that exist in the middle east. >> and the line of the night that lit up online. >> well, governor, we also have fewer horses and bayonets because the nature of our military's changed. >> overnight polls say obama won. but will it determine this supertight race? >>> developing now. is a halloween hurricane headed for the east coast? tropical storm sandy, on track across jamaica to head north. will it become the perfect storm? >>> new warnings about caffeine-filled energy drinks. five deaths under investigation, including this 14-year-old. her parents say she died after drinking 2 large cans of monster energy in 24 hours. what the fda is doing now. >>> and times square is now "red" square. thousands lined up all night to hear
that's what mitt romney called forty-seven pet.ent... of americans. including people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney wouldlaeplace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're nu'o victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> live and in hd, this is abc 7 news at 11:00. on your side. in midwest, wisconsin. gun violence. a mass shooting today leaves a suburb in the headlines tonight. it has become an all too familiar sight in wisconsin. paramedics responded to the scene of a mass casualty. theas a routine trip to spot that ended in a rampage. ded in spa that en de rampage. >> but she was very hurt. walk.uld not yelling. >> the gunman, a 45-year-old, spa and opened fire this morning before turning himself.n all four people, including the killer, were killed. >> the only individual we were seeking in this matter has been found. is the seized by a self- gunshot wound. t
or a democrat. i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >> hurricanes in the becoming an unwanted october surprise but before the election. n unwantedne sandy a surprise. there above supposed to campaign virginia but that shifted plans. bromley will be in wisconsin. they both say they will refrain out emails it during the storm. clacks out west in hawaii, alert.are on high earlier today, a tsunami warning issued and lifted after a earthquake off the canada.coast of the 7.7 magnitude earthquake triggered 8 foot waves in anncr: seven-hundred-thousand jobs. that's what the plan george allen supports... would cost our economy. newspapers called it "economically destructive." like allen's votes to give tax breaks to companies... that ship jobs overseas, his economic plan would... help big corporations, devastating the middle class. allen even voted against tax breaks for small businesses. virginia can't afford to go back to george allen. the democratic senatorial campaign cmittee... is responsible for the content of this advertising. >> we some bread bill ea
. what happens when you take a hard core romney republican and make him watch the debate in a bar full of obama liberals? tonight, it is the great debate swap. >>> and, rod unplugged. that raspy voice, hits like "maggie may" made him one of the best-selling musicians of all time and he's setting the record straight about the women, the rumors and that famous head of hair. >>> good evening, i'm bill weir. what kind of person bullies a vulnerable child online? most parents with an internet connection realize how naive that question sound, in this age, and the relevant question is what kind of person ridicules a child's memory after she takes her own life? tonight a family doing just that, after a three years of hell that began with their 12-year-old a web cam and one bad decision. he >> reporter: this is 15-year-old amanda todd's desperate call for help. in this video of high school student details three years of torment, bullying and even she says, classmates beating her up. three weeks after posting the video on youtube, she committed suicide. since her death this video has viewed more
romney with a slight lead over president obama. >> with just 11 days to go it is all up for grabs and depending more than ever on state ohio where abc's karen travers has been tracking the candidates. >> reporter: finishing off a marathon two-day campaign blitz, president obama rolled into the most critical battleground of all -- >> hello, ohio! [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: ohio with its 18 electoral votes could be state that decide the next president. >> this send a message not just across ohio but across the whole country. this campaign is growing, the momentum is building, we are taking back america. [ cheers and applause ] >> reporter: polls in the battleground state show the president with edge. latest poll in ohio has him up by five. buckeye state voters are used to being center of political universe. this year they're being showered with attention. the president made 14 stops. the state he visited most in office. mitt romney, 15 trips. about a third of all vote nationwide will be cast before election day. and the campaigns are trying to lock down supporters now so t
will be conducted this morning. president obama and mitt romney final debate last which focused on foreign policy. the men agreed on some issues on many others. later this morning both of them will hit the road to talk to beforejust two weeks election day. brianne carter is live outside the white house with more from the debate. good morning. >> good morning. as the candidate's head back on trail, the topic shift back to the economy. last night it was all about policy.- analysts say there was not a clear-cut winner, but president obama did do well and was impressive. meanwhile, governor romney did necessarily hurt or help his campaign. sitting face to face a debating forum policy, president obama challenged each other on critical issues. they were quick to talk about the middle east. >> your strategy previously has been one that has been all over the map and is not designed to americans safe or to build that exist ines the middle east. we are talking about how to middle east reject the seeing terrorism we are and the rising tide of confusion. attacking me is not an agenda. attacking me is not tal
for senate calls rape pregnancy god's will. he's been endorsed by mitt romney, whose campaign fired back overnight. >>> bracing for sandy. the superstorm on the move right now. preparations well under way in the caribbean. >>> on the lookout for a killer shark. an expert surfer is the latest to the killed off the california coast. >>> and quick getaway. brazen thieves getting creative. an epidemic using horsepower to commit their crimes. >>> good morning, everybody. we begin this wednesday with a presidential race that is just about as close as it can be. the two candidates separated by a mere fraction of a percentage point. >> our new poll comes as president obama and mitt romney blitz the battleground states. and with just 13 days remaining, romney is working to distance himself from another republican's controversial new comments. abc's tahman bradley has the story. >> reporter: the presidential candidates are storming battleground states in a final sprint to election day. the romney campaign, riding a wave of momentum may have hit a bit of a snag, as another republican senate candida
between president obama and challenger mitt romney. y will tackle foreign debate tonight's university in boca raton, florida. brianne carter is in a satellite a preview of tonight's event. >> good morning. president obama has been david while camp mitt romney is in florida. analysts say the first debate romney and the second went to obama. be a final chance rs.convince vote a final face-off. foreign policy will take center stage, an issue that sparked fireworks in the second debate. it took the president 14 days before he called the attack in benghazi inca terror attack. transcript. >> he did in fact. >> the u.s. attack in libya -- on the u.s. consulate libya is expected to be among the topics. president obama is winning in poll showsd another the race as a dead heat. >> the challenge for the be defining the middle east strategy going for it. has had some successes and s that are still murky. for romney, there's a broad challenge. that is how do you drill down to policies? the republican party is not t what a republican foreign-policy looks like. hear whate eager to side has to say to
at camp david. mitt romney in florida. voters said they are eager to watch this third debate. >> yes undecided yet. >> i have made my decision. >> visitors here like the rest of the country are split. >> president obama. >> i will vote for mitt romney. >> this topic -- foreign policy. >> spoiler -- we got bin laden. >> mitt romney bashing the administration for its massive response to the attack in libya when he called a failed approach to the region. >> this calls into question the president's whole policy in the middle east. >> articulating policy will be big monday night. >> the challenge for president obama will be defining the middle east strategy going forward. for romney, there is a broad challenge, and that is -- how do you drill down into specific policies? >> meanwhile, a prep time for both men while surrogates hit the campaign trail. >> a clear agenda for how we fix this country's problems. >> president obama has a clear vision about the middle class, the central role the middle class plays in building the economy. >> back at the white house -- >> the question is -- what
they can trust. he accused romney of shifting positions on key issues. the president later joined vice president biden in ohio for an event there. mitt romney and his running mate visited henderson nevada this afternoon and tonight, they will host an event in colorado. >> with only two weeks before the election and a final debate already in the books, all the candidates have 2 left -- have left to sway voters is the campaign. president obama will be heading up virginia voters. we wonder what are voters in the battleground thinking at this point? >> we keep talking about undecided voters. at this point, we were hard- pressed to find voters who did not already have their minds made up. the third and fi along way toward closing the deal done. >> population 282. nestled in the middle of horse country, this tiny town is a microcosm of this battleground state. the republicans spent that day bisecting the third and final debate. among them, this group of women out for a leisurely lunch and unswayed. >> president obama looked a little angry and i think took a couple of cheap shots.
one, after taking shots on "the tonight show." mitt romney still riding that wave of momentum. >>> and campaign stop. photo bomb blowing up online. a stolen smooch, captured on camera. >>> and the call of the wild at work. an office intruder with a news crew there to record the crime. >>> good thursday morning, everyone. hurricane sandy has roared into cuba as a powerful category 3 storm, packing winds of up to 115 miles per hour. >> this is now a major story and a major storm. now, earlier, the very strong weather system brought heavy flooding to jamaica. residents reported seeing crocodiles caught in the rushing floodwaters. on top of that, one man was killed when a boulder fell on his home. and a woman in nearby haiti drowned. >> the effects being felt in south florida, where swimmers are being warned about dangerous rip currents and high waves. tropical storm conditions could be in effect by this time tomorrow. >> forecasters are warning that sandy could merge with a powerful cold front here in the u.s. >> they are calling it an atmospheric bomb, which could explode just i
romney was also in nevada taking part in an event in reno. the to remain in a neck in neck with less than two weeks ago. closer to home, an investigation is under way following the case arson surrounding a campaign sign. to a woman'sire sign in her front yard. was an leesburg monday morning. another romney sign was spray- painted. tonight asorm watch ony are keeping a close eye hurricane sandy. potential that storm could big problems in our region. bob ryan joins us with the projections. what is the latest? >> it is a bit stronger, it is cuba.ching the coast of it is very unusual for late october. winds are now 90 miles per hour able be moving across cuba. -- and it will be moving across cuba. the general track is still to theg it very close east coast. very latest. a 70%eans about would bety that sandy off the coast. even if it is off the coast, become a hybrid storm, it would be causing a lot of problems along the east coast and especially in to new england. what about the marine corps marathon? i think the impact would the weather front and sandy. , showers and breezy, but some pretty
. if it seems like they are overlapping, it is because they are. g somet romney is hittin same spot.t by his assessment, to growing crops. >> people are coming together at they haveime diminished the president's because he has been sesame to talking about characters. >> mitt romney has taken his of lumps lately, he is them out, too, the president for a r interview in which he for he had no regrets on health carduring his first two years of office of working strictly on the economy. after the president's first overnight flight to florida, he comes here to richmond. then on to chicago. >> the battlegrounds of virginia about to become very crowded. presidential candidates and candidates.nt of tomorrow, president obama will richmond.ent in paul ryan will stop charlottesville. saturday, vice-president baden well as visit virginia beach. -- vice president biden will visit virginia beach. >> casino owners and other interest have spent more than advertisingon question 7. it includes ads but bite out of state casinos who oppose the plan. it would allow table games and a casino in prince george's coun
, whether its iran, you have been all over the .ap >> president obama and mitt romney tackling foreign-policy debate.heir final two weeks until the election. they will retu to the campaign trail today. good morning, washington. tuesday, october 23. i am steve chenevey. >> i am natasha barrett. let's get straight to meteorologist jacqui jeras. warm temperatures yesterday, 73 degrees. today, we will top that. we have a few clouds this morning with mild temperatures, national, 53 at dulles, 46 in frederick, 54 in winchester. have a south wind today with mid-level and high level clouds. sunny today with a high temperature of 75-80 degrees. interesting things by the weekend. we will detailed added a few minutes. first, traffic would jamee whitten. >> it is quiet. not much to tell you about. this is when we watch construction wrapping up. have in tysons on the beltway. 66, no problems. 395, there's some road work. travel lanes are open in arlington. here we are near glebe road. the maryland beltway, they have busy overnight, over the branch, between new ,ampshire avenue and university been p
i've done it before, i'll do it again. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> this is "world news." tonight, superstorm. 66 million americans on alert for a giant storm ready to unleash an epic mix of flooding rain, snow and wind. sam champion and the abc news extreme weather team out tonight. >>> pep rally. president obama trying to rekindle the fire with young voters. while governor romney surges among voters like these. >>> attention shoppers. a new wave of thieves hiding stolen goods in a neck brace, a suitcase filled with stolen meat. a brazen diaper heist? making you pay more at the supermarket. >>> and, guess who? ♪ the patriarch of the addams family givings all halloween advice. our spooky "person of the week." ♪ the addams family >>> good evening. as we head into this weekend together, 66 million americans are bracing for impact. hurricane sandy, lumbering up the east coast and threatening to come ashore as an unprecedented superstorm. it means epic winds, snow, flooding rain from florida to the carolinas, maryland to maine. and the storm is s
of the ticket john mccain rallying for mitt romney and fairfax, one of two northern virginia today. and ann broad omni has several stops today. romney will appear today in a i. >> and kicking off early voting on saturday. the top issues on the state ballot include a referendum on same-sex marriage, expanding gambling. also, coming up here on news at noon to come and other weekend full of delays. what you need to know to avoid those delays. >> and what you need to know about the nanny killing the two children she was supposed to protect. >> a police tool that has a community in an uproar. >> and outside it is turning into a decent day. but sandy is going to change all of that in the [ male announcer ] if barack obama is re-elected what will the next four years be like? one: the debt will grow from $16 trillion to $20 trillion. two: 20 million americans could lose their employer-based health care. three: taxes on the middle class will go up by $4,000. four: energy prices will continue to go up. and five: $716 billion in medire cuts that hurt curre
was also in virginia today, speaking at a rally in bristow. tonight he speaks in charlottesville. romney on a bus tour of ohio holding an event this morning in cincinnati. he will speak at a rally tonight in defiance. at 6:00, more details on both campaigns. >> first coming up, what a secret service agent in charge of keeping the vice president safe is now behind bars. >> two child booster seats safety experts advise parents to stay away from. >> i am shocked and surprised. >> why was a convicted sex offender allowed to speak at a local family festival? >> and will sandy take all of the sand? president obama: i'm barack obama and i approve... this message. anncr: victims. dependent. that's what mitt romney called forty-seven percent... of amerins. inincluding people on medicare. but what about his plan for you? romney would replace guaranteed benefits with a voucher system. seniors could pay six thousand dollars more a year. a plan aarp says would undermine medicare. you're no victim...you earned your benits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >> this is a live shot of
that chance and a couple weeks. >> the romney campaign has said touchent obama is out of d out of ideas. president obama have released a willge book on how he handle energy and all sorts of other matters if he's elected another four years. >> thank you. as was the case for years ago, relying to ama is great extent on young people to out the vote, especially in battleground states like virginia. tonight, we will take a look at why young people are not as around. tic this time >> religious leaders and e dream act will to encourage voters question for. if it is passed, it will allow l emigrants to pay tuition public college, provided their parents pay taxes and they attend maryland schools. it the meeting will be held at the seventh-day adventist church. >> a woman led police on a high- across the beltway today. after she eluded them, the same have run believed to into an officer and open fire. once a police got a hold of the suspect, she did not go quietly. she did not want to get out of the vehicle. officers literally had to pull her from her car. at one point here, she tried to remove t
't affod four more years of barack obama. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. in twoking developments stories a shocking local horrifying plan to kidnap, killed, and women.lizes we have breaking news about hurricane sandy. the death toll has climbed to 21. powerful storm is moving closer to the u.s. and the washington, d.c., metro area. bob has the latest from our hurricane center. >> winds are still 90 miles per hour. across see it moving cuba. the circulation extends of miles to the east, could be positive thrust. here is the latest. asremains off the coast, but move off the north coast, remember, this is a 70% chance of where the will be, but it is looking likely it will be coming monday into tuesday. problem forbe any the marine corps marathon. increasing reins as we get into rainning, and tuesday, and flooding. it may be to our north, especially with inland flooding early next week. it looks like a major storm. >> we have video from florida. this video from miami. pictures like this have alert,ds on high reminiscent of a hurricane's .ears ago live from alexandria. >>
. president obama stopped campaigning today to meet with fema. mitt romney had to cancel rallies in the state of maryland a short time ago, calling off the first day of early voting tomorrow. and look at this tonight. it all comes as the latest abc news poll shows this is a dead heat, mitt romney, ahead of president obama by just one point, 49% to 48%. and with a race this tight, a big question tonight -- could the hurricane upend this final stretch? here's abc's senior political correspondent jon karl tonight. >> reporter: it's mother nature's october surprise. a storm so big and so destructive, it could throw the campaign's final week into chaos. >> the storm will throw a little bit of havoc into the race. >> reporter: for president obama, it meant canceling two upcoming events and visiting fema headquarters, vowing an immediate response to the storm. >> we're going to cut through red tape, we're not going to get bogged down with a lot of rules. we want to make sure we are anticipating and leaning forward. >> reporter: there are political stakes, too. a chance for the president to show deci
obama puts much more emphasis on reducing inequality and gornor romney puts more emphasis on growth. to tell you we want everything, reduce inequality and improve growth and gernor romney may say something about inequality but it implies slower growth under president obama, maybe not for middle-income americans and faster growth under romney. although, of course, we don't know exactly romney's plan, but i think what he has in mind is a big tax cut reagan, bush like, hopefully improving the tax system. i don't know if he could really believe that would balance the budget or be neutral right away, but i think he believes he can much improve growth and over the long run things would balance out. president obama, you know, says while we are well in to this, housing's picking up and things are gradually healing and if you are patient things will be a lot better under me, too. >> what about the fiscal cliff? we are obviously going off the fiscal cliff at the end of the year when the tax cuts expire. we will see a huge tax increase for 90% of the country. k, all income levels and the spend
.d. and tonight, our brand new abc news poll shows the two candidates close. governor romney with a three-point lead tonight. and 12 days to go before americans get to the polls. your voice, your vote. all roads are leads to one state, ohio. abc's david muir is there to tell us why. david? >> reporter: good evening, diane. as you know, ohio could be the key to the presidency. the president needs it to hold on, mitt romney needs it to make the map work. that's why both candidates are tailoring their message to the voters here. and tonight, there's the ground game. we take you inside it all. here in ohio, mitt romney receiving out where the stakes are highest. given the math, whoever wins the buckeye battle will most certainly win the white house. the president mentioning ohio 16 times in one stop to date. >> two weeks, ohio. here in ohio. people of ohio don't forget. >> reporter: and part of the president's playbook here, a tailored message for ohio. >> if mitt romney had been president when the auto industry was on the verge of collapse, we might not have an american auto industry today.
of the presidency. what obama or romney would mean to the markets and ththe ececon >>> th the bombshell accusations by a banker turned whistle-blower. my interview with greg smith about why he left one of the most prestigious financial firms in the world and the chcharges makes. whwhat was the last straw for y? >>> cooking up the formula for success for small businesses. the difference between the winners and losers th"wall street journal rort" begins right now. >>> here's a look at what is making news as we head in to a new week on wall street. encouraging news about the economy. the gdp grew at a better than expected rate, up 2 for the third quarter. the gdp is the broadest overall measure of the size and strength of the u.s. economy. economists were expecting a growth rate of 1.8%. the number buoyed by an increase in consumer spending and stronger housing market. the air went out of stocks midweek. the dow fell 250 points on wednesday after poor earnings news and the market was flat later in the week. big multinationals did not farewell in earnings. caterpillar missed revenues and dupont fell sh
and governor romney. they're here to join us too. >> they're getting along really well. >> tell you what happened on the third debate, right? >> yes, yes. not sure about that. love it. good job. >> yeah. >> i think everyone is going to come back out and join us. i think everyone is coming. >> is everyone coming? >> yea! [ applause ] >> beautiful. ♪ ♪ the monster mash ♪ >> princesses in the front. big princesses in the back. super heroes. nice. >> thank you! >> you guys did a great job. >> thank you, thank you, happy halloween, right. >> happy halloween. >> wonderful. she is our toy insider, laurie schect, thank you, laurie. we can get all the costumes on line? >> online. major pop-up stores these days in everyone's neighborhood. don't forget make great costumes at home. >> wonderful. >> i think our husband are going to be digging these costumes. >> i think so. i think so. >> we'll be right back. ♪ the monster mash ♪ maybe the mash ♪ ♪ >>> some baseball news now. first off, world series starts tonight. the detroit tigers take on the san francisco giants. >> go tigers. our ba
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